Class Schedule for August 2014
UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL OF OUR CLASSES ARE OFFERED FOR A SUGGESTED DONATION OF $12
9.00 – 10.15 am – Vinyasa – Elizabeth
10.30 am – 12.00 pm – Ashtanga Style Yoga – Amy
12.00 – 1.00 pm – Vinyasa – Dagmar
4.15 – 5.15 pm – Kids Yoga ages 5-12 – Mecquel (loft) *NOTE: no class on 8/25
4.30 – 5.45 pm – Vinyasa – Amy
6.00 – 7.15 pm – Vinyasa – Samuel
6.00 – 7.00 pm – Yoga for Beginners 4 Week Series: $50 - Heather (loft) – preregistration is required. Please contact email@example.com to register.
7.45 – 9.00 pm – Hot Yoga Vinyasa Free Flow -Samuel
9.00-10.15 am – Vinyasa – Gemma
10.45 -11.45 am – Mommy & Me Yoga (ages 6 weeks to 3 years – Dads Welcome, Too) -Nina $14/family *NOTE: no class on 8/19; Joceline will teach this class on 8/26 and 9/2
12.00 -1.00 pm – Lunchtime Vinyasa – Gemma
12.15 – 1.15 pm – Alignment-Based Yoga – Susan (loft) $10
4.30 -5.45 pm – Vinyasa- Heather
6.00 -7.15 pm – Vinyasa – Heather
6.15-7.15 pm - Yoga for Beginners 4 Week Series: $50 - Elizabeth (loft) – preregistration is required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
7.45 – 9.00 pm – Foundations of Vinyasa – Elizabeth $12
9.00 – 10.15 am – Kali Yoga – Mecquel, $15 ($10 for students) *NOTE: Samuel will teach this class on 8/20 and 8/27
10.30 am – 12.00 pm – Ashtanga Style Yoga – Samuel
12.00 – 1.00 pm – Lunchtime Vinyasa – Gemma *NOTE: Lorraine will teach this class on 8/20
4.30 – 5.45 pm - Vinyasa – Heather will teach this class on 8/20 and 8/27
5.00 – 6.00 pm – Gentle Flow – Dagmar (loft) $10 *NOTE: This class is cancelled for 8/20
6.00 – 7.15 pm – Vinyasa – Gemma *NOTE: Dagmar will teach this class on 8/20
7.45 – 9.00 pm – Hot Yoga Vinyasa Free Flow – Samuel
9.00-10.30 am – Vinyasa – Gemma *NOTE: Amy will teach this class on 8/21
10.30-11.45 am – Kundalini Yoga & Meditation – Nina *NOTE: Joceline will teach this class on 8/28 and 9/4
12.00 -1.00 pm – Lunchtime Vinyasa – Gemma
12.00 -1.30 pm – Kali Yoga – Mecquel (loft) $15, $10 students
4.30-5.45 pm – Vinyasa – Elizabeth $10
6.00 – 7.15 pm – Restorative Yoga – Laura (loft) $12 *NOTE: no class on 8/28
6.00 – 7.15 pm – Vinyasa – Heather
7.30 – 9.00 pm – Chinese Martial Arts Style Strength Training – Ato $14 *NOTE: no class on 8/21 and 8/28. This class will resume on 9/4
7.30 – 8.45 am – Yoga for Stress Reduction – Dan
9.00 – 10.15 am – Gentle Vinyasa – Gemma *NOTE: Lorraine will teach this class on 8/22
10.30 am – 12.00 pm – Ashtanga Style Yoga – Samuel
12.00 – 1.00 pm – Lunchtime Vinyasa – Gemma *NOTE: Dagmar will teach this class on 8/22
4.30 – 5.45 pm – Vinyasa – Heather
6.00 -7.15 pm – Vinyasa – Samuel
7.45 – 9.00 pm – Hot Yoga Vinyasa Free Flow – Samuel
NOTE: 8/16 is SEVA SATURDAY: All class donations will go to Womanspace
8.00 – 9.15 am – Vinyasa – Gemma *NOTE: Elizabeth will teach this class on 8/23
10.00 -11.15 am – Vinyasa – Gemma *NOTE: Elizabeth will teach this class on 8/23
10.00 – 11.15 am – Prenatal Yoga – Nina $12 *NOTE: Joceline will teach this class on 8/30; Ryah will teach this class on 9/6
11.30 – 12.30 pm – Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – Nina (loft) *NOTE: Joceline will teach this class on 8/30 and 9/6
12.00 – 1.00 pm on 8/9 – Yoga in the Garden at the Morven Museum & Garden – Gemma (FREE)
4.00 – 5.30 pm on 8/16 – Candlelight Yin Yoga – Gemma $15 (space is limited, preregistration is recommended.)
7.00 – 9.00 pm on 8/9 – Kirtan with Samuel and Mecquel $25
8.00 – 9.15 am – Vinyasa – Gemma *NOTE: Heather will teach this class on 8/24
10.00 – 11.15 am – Vinyasa – Gemma *NOTE: Lorraine will teach this class on 8/24
4.00 – 5.15 pm – Vinyasa – Elizabeth
5,30 – 6.45 pm – Vinyasa – Dagmar
7.00 – 8.15 pm – Gratitude Yoga Community Meditation – Mikhail *NOTE: Joceline will teach this class on 8/24, Samuel will teach this class on 8/31 and 9/7
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes that allow freedom of movement and bring a yoga mat, a water bottle, and a towel to class. We also have mats to borrow and water to purchase at the studio.
Private and Semi-Private Sessions:
Private one-on-one or small group sessions are a wonderful way to begin or deepen your yoga practice in a more intimate, individually focused setting. The fee for private sessions ranges from $90-$120.
This class teaches the alignment and actions of the mind and body that help us understand why we do the poses, and to do them with an increasing sense of ease, strength, and well-being. The pace of the class is slow, poses are held for longer periods, and props are used to help teach the shapes and sensations of the poses. It is a lifetime’s study, but even a one-hour session can do a lot for us.
Ashtanga Style Yoga:
In this Ashtanga Style Yoga class we will concentrate on the Breath, Core Contraction, and Soft Gazing. Using Ujjayi Pranayama (deep rhythmic breathing through the nose), you generate intense internal heat which removes toxins and purifies the internal organs. Yoga is accomplished, according to Sri Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, through Asana (poses), Pranayama (breath control), and Kundalini Meditation. All three of these practices will be applied simultaneously using the traditional Hatha Yoga poses taught by T. Krishnamacharya known as the Primary, Intermediate, and Advanced forms of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Every class ends with a deep journey through sound. Using the vibrational energy of the Himalayan and Crystal singing bowls you will relax and enter into the complete state of Shivasana (the earthbound body pose).
Candlelight Yin Yoga with Aromatherapy:
Yin Yoga is a wonderful complementary practice to other styles of yoga like Vinyasa, Hatha and Ashtanga. All of these practices help us begin to strip away the layers of stress our bodies hold from the daily pressures of living in this fast-paced, stimulating, and multi-tasking culture. Just as more active yoga practices help build strength and flexibility in the muscles, Yin Yoga helps build strength and flexibility in the body’s connective tissue through gentle, long-held postures. It is a healing, rejuvenating and restorative practice also well-suited for athletes to aid recovery from the rigors of their sport. This class, conducted in a candlelit room, includes gentle Yin poses, which are held for several minutes to give the muscles and connective tissue time to release tension, as well as more energetic Yang poses to keep the energy flowing. It is a non-rigorous, meditative practice that allows us to explore and connect with inner stillness and quietude; it is intended to help relieve not only the physical, but also the energetic, mental and emotional effects of our everyday stresses. The practice is complemented by the use of therapeutic essential oils. Our Candlelight Yin Yoga classes are currently offered on a monthly basis, on Saturday afternoons from 4.00-5.30 pm. Please check our Events page for information about upcoming Candlelight Yin Yoga classes.
Chinese Martial Arts Strength Training:
This strength training class is a fusion of eastern and western fitness regimens designed to change the body from the inside out. Originally developed as a physical conditioning program for the advanced martial arts, the program build sthe strength, coordination, stamina and flexibility required for demanding physical exercise. Using a combination of isometric and aerobic body movements to tone and condition the body, the class combines both aerobic and anaerobic exercises to create a workout that strengthens the body’s cardiovascular system, core muscles and tendons while gradually toning the skin and superficial muscles. Since it requires very little space, no weights or equipment and it’s fun, once you learn the principles and practice you can take it with you anywhere and practice your entire life.
Foundations of Vinyasa:
This class presents the fundamentals of Vinyasa yoga with particular attention on the alignment in each posture and the practice of uniting breath and movement throughout the series of poses. Brand new beginners as well as more experienced yoga practitioners will benefit from this thoughtful approach to Vinyasa. With plenty of individual attention and hands-on assists, you will feel both supported and challenged as this class prepares you to deepen your experience of yoga while preventing the risk of injury in more vigorous, faster-paced Vinyasa classes. All levels of fitness are welcome. No prior yoga experience is required.
Free Screenings with Physical Therapist Kristin Williams:
Free injury screenings by licensed physical therapist, Kristin Williams include a 5-minute injury assessment, followed by recommendations for technique modifications, injury prevention strategies, and/or referral to a medical specialist if necessary. Kristin is a board-certified orthopedic specialist in the field, with 13 years of experience in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions of all types, including, but not limited to sports-related injuries. Please contact Kristin at email@example.com to schedule a session.
Less rigorous than the Vinyasa Flow class, the Gentle Vinyasa Flow class moves at a more moderate pace, allowing students to focus on the breath and generate mindfulness while developing an awareness of alignment within the poses.
Gratitude Book Club:
Revered as one of the most sacred wisdom texts of the East and widely considered a foundational treatise on yoga practice, the Bhagavad Gita brings readers to the intersection of spirituality and the human experience. Though millennia old, its refreshingly practical and comforting wisdom is as relevant today as it was in ancient times. In this weekly facilitated study of the text, we will embark on a journey through the teachings of the Gita and explore how those teachings resonate with our experiences and struggles in the here and now. We will examine a number of themes raised by the Gita, and use the Gita’s own core of Bhakti Yoga-the path of love, grace, and gratitude-as a lens through which to encounter the rest of the book. Interactive exercises, small group discussion, and opportunities to meditate and reflect on the teachings will help transform our study from the informational to the experiential. Sessions will be facilitated by Vineet Chandler, Director of Hindu Life at Princeton University. All are welcome, no previous experience with the text is required. Materials will be provided. Suggested donation: $5/session or $75 for all 20 sessions.
Gratitude Yoga Community Meditation:
Our weekly practice of insight meditation, also called mindfulness meditation or vipassana, meets on Sunday evenings. Our weekly sessions will provide some basic instruction, and include periods of seated and walking meditation, selected readings, and sound therapy using Himalayan singing bowls. No prior meditation experience is necessary. All are welcome. For more information, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Gemma at 732 642 9721.
This multi-level class is designed to strengthen and open the body, mind, and spirit through exploration of various physical poses, meditation, breathing techniques, and self-study. Less rigorous and slower paced than Vinyasa style yoga classes, this class is appropriate for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners. Emphasis is on mindfully moving the body and breath in a way that is respectful and safe, non-judgmental, and aware.
Hot Yoga Vinyasa Free Flow:
Practicing yoga in a hot environment opens the muscular/skeletal system, it stimulates the glandular system, and helps eliminate toxins to rebuild the body from old injuries. Beyond the physical implications, environmental heat acts as a powerful and tangible psychological force that compels students of all levels to overcome attachment to external distractions. This supports the practice of meditation, considered the primary vehicle for self-realization in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Hot yoga practice builds strength, stamina, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Hot Yoga will keep your mind focused, relieve stress, purify your blood, improve circulation and restore health and vitality to your body and soul.
Moving beyond the mat, this class explores the intelligence of the body as it moves through space, responding to the weight of gravity, the lightness of air with the fluidity of water. Drawing from influences of Yoga, Ideokinesis, Feldenkrais, Modern Dance, and other somatic techniques, we integrate movement re-patterning explorations to develop movement/body awareness, mobility, core strength, and fluidity. This class will deepen our practice, and develop new movement possibilities that bring your body, mind, and spirit into alignment with joyful, honest expression.
Kundalini Yoga is known as the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful technology appropriate for all that is designed to trigger an experience of the unchanging Self. In each class, we use movement, sound current, breath and meditation to relax and heal your mind and body, allowing the spirit to flow freely. Kundalini Yoga brings a greater feeling of well-being and happiness – our natural birthright as humans. This powerful and effective form of Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., Master of Kundalini Yoga, is a great way to recharge and heal your body quickly. How? By stimulating the nervous and immune systems, while improving strength and flexibility, as it centers the mind and opens the heart. From your very first class, you’ll reap the rewards.
Mommy & Me (Dads Welcome, Too!):
The first 3 years of your child’s life are a sacred time where patterns are being established that will last a lifetime. Practices such as yoga, meditation, chanting, and spending time with a community of conscious parents will allow your children to carry that trust, love, joy and community forever within them… whatever they do and wherever they go. Bring your children (from six weeks up to 3 years old) and join other families, as you and your baby exercise, relax, dance and rejoice together!
Pregnancy is one of the most special times in a woman’s life. It is a time for nurturing, slowing down and learning to meditate, while being in the company of other mothers-to-be. These unique Prenatal Yoga Classes provide safe, simple and effective exercises designed to strengthen and relax your rapidly changing body, preparing you for a conscious childbirth. Join other pregnant women as you strengthen your physical body with yoga, and bring clarity and fearlessness to your mind through meditation. Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is the cornerstone of our Prenatal Yoga classes, which go far beyond the physical realm of mere movement. Our prenatal program helps mothers-to-be discover a deeper sense of peace and harmony within. All women at any stage in their pregnancy are welcome.
Restorative Yoga is a gentle practice that requires longer hold times for each pose as well as props to support individuals during the postures. This practice offers many physical and mental health benefits and is suitable for individuals of all fitness levels. Meditative in nature, Restorative Yoga practice instills a sense of calm and stillness which can be helpful in our sometimes stressful lives.
Our Vinyasa classes offer vigorous Vinyasa flow sequences combined with some balance poses, backbends, and deeper release stretches. The Vinyasa classes are open to all levels of yoga experience, and modifications are welcome. Those who are new to the class are encouraged to rest or adjust the postures and the pace as necessary. Please contact Gemma at tel. 732 642 9721 or email@example.com for more information on particular Vinyasa classes/teachers.
Yoga for Beginners:
Yoga for Stress Reduction:
Using gentle to mid-level asanas, pranayama (breathing) techniques, and meditation, this class will focus on relieving and reducing stress and creating a more peaceful state of mind inside and outside the yoga studio.
Yoga for Women 50+: This class is suspended for the summer months; it will resume in September
Tailored specifically for 50+ women, this class moves at a gentle to moderate pace as participants become more at ease with the poses. Poses are designed to increase flexibility, improve balance, keep the bones healthy, strengthen the body and provide a sense of both physical and emotional stability. Students will receive the benefits of movement without the strain